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Resurgence of the Mexican Labour Movement

Thursday, April 27, 2023 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Over the past year, thousands of workers in factories across Mexico producing goods for multinational corporations from GM to 3M, have joined or formed independent unions, displacing the old pro-employer “protection contract” unions. These struggles have emerged in the context of important changes to Mexican labour law and mechanisms in the new CUSMA/T-MEC/USMCA that penalize corporations which violate workers’ rights to unionize. While fighting to raise wages and improve working conditions, these organizers are also striving to build unions with gender equity, and eliminate violence, harassment and discrimination from the workplace.

Moderated by Paul Bocking (Mexico Labour Solidarity Project Coordinator)


  • Julia Quiñonez: Comite Fronterizo de Obrer@s (Border Workers Committee)
  • Rosalba Calva Flores: Frente Autentico del Trabajo (Authentic Labour Front)
  • Rosario Ortiz: Red de Mujeres Sindicalistas (Women’s Trade Union Network)
  • Aldo Morales: Sindicato de los Mineros (Miners’ Union)

www.yorku.ca/cerlac | Intro to Canada Mexico Labour Solidarity Project


Thursday, April 27, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


519 Kaneff Tower, York University
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada + Google Map